My return to blogging July 29, 2009Posted by britishbullblog in General, Personal, Questioning.
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It has been a long time since my last post and this has generally been down to the fact that my life has gone in a whole new direction. My 7 year relationship came to an end, so I moved to a new city, met new people and am now in a new relationship. My father was seriously ill with cancer, but is now in remission and this has made me re-evalute this whole life thing.
I can not work out whether, because life is so short, we should try and ‘achieve’ as much as we can or should we just seek to enjoy the time we have. Are we becoming to programmed to follow the well trodden path of: school > university > job > house > marriage > children > retire?
Are our motivations earlier in life simply a way of preparing for old age. You get on the property ladder to ensure you not living in a council bungolow when you’re 70. You have children to ensure there are people to look after you. You get a decent job to ensure you are not having to survive on a state pension.
I realise that you can gain huge amounts of satisfaction and enjoyment from buying a house, having a family, working in a decent job. I just wonder whether we are less open to individuals opting for an alternative path?
I guess I’m musing on this subject because I’m reaching that stage in life where I ‘should’ be thinking about buying a house, getting married etc etc…and it just seems a little overwhelming.
Anyway, please do share your thoughts.
It’s good to be back.
A life changing sum of money October 24, 2006Posted by britishbullblog in General, Personal.
I was just thinking about my financial circumstances and wishing, like thousands of others around the world, that I had just that little bit more. However, most people are usually saying things like ‘I wish I had a million pounds!’ or ‘Wouldn’t it be great to not have to ever worry about money’. I do agree that being a millionaire would definitely have its benefits, but it’s a highly unrealistic prospect. I therefore started thinking about what would be a realistic life changing amount of money for me?
I realised that £9000 (16800 USD, 13400 Euros, 2011143 JPY) would actually be a life changing amount. Whilst this is still a very sizeable chunk of money, it’s nowhere near that million mark! £9000 would essentially allow me to clear the debt that I accumulated over my time at university and leave me with a clean slate and a fresh start, which to me would be life changing.
If you are honest and realistic, what would be a life changing sum of money for you? I would be interested to hear.
Another addiction for the list October 22, 2006Posted by britishbullblog in Emailing, General, Internet, Personal.
I think I have officially become adddicted to checking my emails. I have heard about other people also being addicted to this, but I never thought it would be me!
It is down to a number of contributing factors. The first, I now have a couple of blogs and am always wanting to see if comments have been made. Secondly, I have now set-up my mobile phone so that I can check my emails when I’m out and about. So I now find myself always reaching for my mobile when I’ve got a few spare minutes to see if my inbox has a new visitor.
I guess there are worse things to be addicted to, but I nevertheless dislike the idea of being addicted to anything. I see addiction as a real sign of weakness.
Showering October 16, 2006Posted by britishbullblog in General, Humourous.
How to shower like a woman
1. Take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry basket according to whites and coloureds. Walk to bathroom wearing long dressing gown.
2. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas.
3. Look at your womanly physique in the mirror – make mental note to do more sit-ups.
4. Get in shower. Use face cloth, arm cloth, leg cloth, long loofah, wide loofah and pumice stone.
5. Wash hair once with cucumber and sage shampoo with 43 added vitamins. Wash hair again to make sure it is clean.
6. Condition hair with grapefruit mint conditioner enhanced with natural avocado oil, leave on hair for 15 minutes.
7. Wash face with crushed apricot facial scrub for 10 minutes until red.
8. Wash entire rest of body with ginger nut and jaffa cake body wash. Shave armpits and legs.
9. Turn off shower. Squeegee off all wet surfaces in shower, spray mould spots with Tilex.
10. Get out of shower. Dry with towel the size of a small country. Wrap hair in super absorbent towel.
11. Return to bedroom wearing long dressing gown and towel on head. If you see husband along the way, cover any exposed areas.
How to shower like a man
1. Take off clothes while sitting on the edge of the bed, leave in a pile.
2. Walk naked to the bathroom if you see wife along the way – shake knob at her making woo-hoo sound.
3. Look at manly physique in the mirror, admire size of knob and scratch your ass.
4. Get in the shower.
5. Wash your face. Wash your armpits. Blow your nose in your hands and let the water rinse it off.
6. Make fart noises (real or artificial) and laugh at how loud they sound in the shower.
7. Spend majority of time washing privates and surrounding area. Wash your bum, leaving four pubes stuck on the soap.
8. Shampoo hair. Make shampoo Mohawk. Pee.
9. Rinse off and get out of the shower. Partially dry off.
10. Fail to notice water on the floor. Admire knob size in mirror again. Leave shower door open, leave wet mat on the floor, leave light and fan on.
11. Return to bedroom with towel around waist. If you pass wife, pull off towel, shake knob at her and make woo-hoo noise again.
12. Throw wet towel on bed.
The world is getting bigger; your penis has to get bigger too. September 27, 2006Posted by britishbullblog in Email Spam, General, Humourous.
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Received this as sp*m and it just made me laugh out loud. The stuff I usually get is so boring, but this one brightened up my sp*m folder no end!
Imagine if anyone actually ever read that and went ‘You know what they’re right, what can I do!’
Politically incorrect post – what’s normal? September 20, 2006Posted by britishbullblog in General, Questioning.
I remember a few years ago being told about a conversation to with people suffering from disabilities. Person X stated that people with disabilities are ‘not normal’, to which person Y replied ‘well…what’s normal?’ Suggesting that no individual is normal.
According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of normal is as follows –
• adjective 1 conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.
• noun 1 the normal state or condition.
If we were to look at some statistics for the UK regarding people with disabilities, what conclusions can be drawn?
According to Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it is estimated that there are about 9.8 million people in the UK with some form of disability – approximately one in seven of the population.
If just one in severn of the population has some form of disability (and this covers the entire range of disabilities from very minor to the most sever) can it be considered conforming to a standard? Typical? Expected?
My view is no, if I am truly honest with myself, I do not expect to see a person with a disability. Surely, it’s resonable to be of the opinion that people with disabilities are not normal?
I have a number of close friends who are partially deaf and rely on lip reading to communicate with those that do not sign. So this post is not about any prejudices against people with disabilities. My issue is with the suggestion that people with disabilities are the same as everyone else. They aren’t, they have a disability. Just like some people can run fast, others can paint and so on…
I think the issue is that people have stigmatised the term ‘normal’ by accompanying it with a foolish and ignorant impression of someone with a disability. The same situation occurred when a charity here in the UK was forced to change it’s name from The Spastics Society to Scope.
Weird news day? September 19, 2006Posted by britishbullblog in General, Humourous, News and Current Affairs.
Just looking through the paper this morning whilst listening to the radio on my MP3 player, and it just struck me as a weird news day.
I learn that undergraduates from one of the top universities in Britain have sent a helium balloon to the edge of space with a camera attached to it. That’s not too weird, but when the balloon burst, the camera floated all the way back down to Earth (over 20 miles) and landed a mere 7km from it’s original launch pad!
I then read that scientists have discovered a “walking” shark off the coast of Indonesia –
Lastly, I then read that a man in Brazil can do this –
At least my commute was interesting!
Can you guess the celebrity? September 16, 2006Posted by britishbullblog in Celebrity, Entertainment, General, Humourous.
7 Continents Challenge – Update 3 September 15, 2006Posted by britishbullblog in Geek, General, Internet, Personal.
Well, here is the third update from the original post in this series of posts. After Lauro’s comment on Update 2 dated the 11th September I was expecting this third update to be posted a little sooner. However, it seems I have had a number of hits from the South American continent and can safely strike it from the list below:
This now does just leave Antarctica, I really don’t know how I am ever going to get a hit from there! Anyone know someone that is currently doing research on Antarctica?!